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post #1 of 27 Old 03-23-2012, 02:40 AM Thread Starter
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1986 honda shadow bobber

this is my first any bit of mechanicalproject/ interest ive ever had. And ever sence i started it i cant stop.

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This is The first day i recieved the bike.
Brand new to me



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This is day 2, removed the rear fender, turnsignals, ugly seat, lisense, etc.




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Day 3. Sanded down tank, and rear fender. Prep rear fender to shorten to 1/3 original size. Remove front fender, front turn signals and the ugly dash display that it came with. I also repositioned the handlebars to look a little better until i can afford the right ones



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Hope you guys enjoy!! And i will keep posting pics.
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post #2 of 27 Old 03-23-2012, 03:39 AM
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I have an 86 shadow as well. A 750. Great little bike. I look forward to seeing this project progress.

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Should be fun. With an 86, make sure it's in good running order before spending all your bucks on appearance. You don't want to get it looking great and then run into mechanical issues you can't afford to fix.

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Should be fun. With an 86, make sure it's in good running order before spending all your bucks on appearance. You don't want to get it looking great and then run into mechanical issues you can't afford to fix.
Yeah the very forst thing i had to do was purvhase a battery and change the oil other then that it ran pretty smooth for a bike older then me lol

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Finally took the tank, plastics, fenders off now gonna go get them painted
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Holy sheep s#!t batman!! My buddy just did the same thing with the same bike two years ago, this is messing with my head ~:-}. I'll see if I can get a pic

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Already better looking than stock, looking forward to the finished product!

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Holy sheep s#!t batman!! My buddy just did the same thing with the same bike two years ago, this is messing with my head ~:-}. I'll see if I can get a pic
Hahaha thats awesome!
Yeah i got this bike about 4 years ago, when i was 17 traded this and a rebel 250 and some cash for my old truck. Never had much interest in getting em both running until now. It would be awesome if you could post the photos of this bike!

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Already better looking than stock, looking forward to the finished product!
Thanks! Slowly getting together. Should have it painted within the next week

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Hahaha thats awesome!
Yeah i got this bike about 4 years ago, when i was 17 traded this and a rebel 250 and some cash for my old truck. Never had much interest in getting em both running until now. It would be awesome if you could post the photos of this bike!
Ok got it, but looks like yers might be a little newer, any way here tis

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Went and picked her up from the paintshop. Waiting for the struts to come in and then weld the seat bracket put the electrical on the front back together, order my brake light and sideways lisense plate cover, pipewrap and some black dragbars then we are done
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Keep posting the progress pictures. Got any more?
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Nope this one was from today. I should be finishing and doing the rest by the end of the month many pics to come

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Drag bars $20 on ebay installed in 30 min.
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Don't stop posting updates, Cody.

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Oh i wont! I just got in some pipe wrap, and a sweeet lisence plate with intergrated brake light, i will be installing hopefully asap. And post as soon as im done with each step
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Wrapped pipes today. Closeout wiring box and mounted headlight. Removed bikelock, rear pegs. Basic cleaning. SOON TO BE DONE
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Decided against the hardtail option. Im gettin too ancy an wanna ride!!

Ditched the springers and built it to a hinge, still needa fab a closeout plate.
Soon enough
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Love it! Great project!

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Looking awesome! These project bike threads make me want a project bike so badly. Couple problems with no space and short on know-how, but just so cool to create something just for you. Nice job, keep 'em coming.

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Looking awesome! These project bike threads make me want a project bike so badly. Couple problems with no space and short on know-how, but just so cool to create something just for you. Nice job, keep 'em coming.
Lol thanks! I would
Much rather have a 919 though

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Finished seat/closeout plate. Seat areas done. Few more things to go
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Looking good man! I had one of those in 87. 2 plugs per cylinder, 6 speeds if I remember right. Wud cruise all day long at like 3 grand on the tach. Smoooth... Can't wait to c the finished product!!

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Fabd my own brackets to mount the spedo
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